As far as the Penguins are concerned, the story of this game was them holding their own against an elite team and exacting revenge for that snowy game at Soldier Field. And the Pens got some of their swag back, now having won two straight with 7 games remaining in the season.
As far as the NHL is concerned, the story of this game may be whatever news comes out about the Jonathan Toews shoulder injury suffered on this hit by Brooks Orpik. It could very well change the lay of the land in the West and possibly the entire NHL.
OUR THREE STARS
3. James Neal – The first goal of the game will be getting bigger and bigger, and Neal got things going in this one.
2. Sidney Crosby – His 2 goals give him 99 points on the year. His first goal was the dagger to make it 3-1.
1. Marc-Andre Fleury – This game was really touch-and-go there for the first 10 minutes of the third. MAF kept everything locked down, making his biggest save of the game on Patrick Sharp in the slot.